COVID-19 Update: 27 states, UTs have active cases under 20,000, Delhi sees third wave
The total number of recoveries in the country now stands at 77,11,809 and the recovery rate is 92.20 percent
India has been able to keep the active cases COVID-19 in the country below 6 lakh for a week. While the cases are on a constant decline, around 27 states and union territories have less than 20,000 active cases currently.
As per the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning, the active cases of COVID-19 in India have fallen down to 5,27,962 which amounts for 6.31 per cent of the total positive cases in the country.
Interestingly, there are around 27 states and union territories which have their active cases currently below 20,000.
The lowest number of active cases in the country are present in Daman and Diu with 32 cases followed by 166 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and 254 in Sikkim.
Mizoram currently has 521 cases active while Chandigarh has 671 active cases followed by 702 active cases of Ladakh. Meghalaya has 959 active cases currently.
Nagaland and Tripura have below 1,500 active cases while Arunachal Pradesh has 1,645 active cases. Puducherry and Goa have below 2,500 active cases. Similarly, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand have active cases below 4,000.
Punjab and Jharkhand have active cases below 5,000 while Jammu and Kashmir have 5,935 active cases. Bihar too has 6,094 active cases in the state.
Madhya Pradesh and Assam also have active cases below 9,000. Other states and union territories which have active cases below 20,000 include Gujarat, Odisha, Haryana, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.
The Union Health Ministry in a statement said, “The declining trend of the active cases is complemented by the unbroken increase, day on day number of recovered cases.”
In the past 24 hours, around 55,331 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 77,11,809 and the recovery rate to 92.20 per cent.
The highest number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra with 8,728 recoveries followed by 8,206 of Kerala and 8,045 of Karnataka. Delhi also reported 5,797 recoveries while West Bengal reported 4,129 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh reported over 2,000 recoveries each while Rajasthan and Odisha reported over 1,500 recoveries each.
On the other hand, India reported 50,210 new cases of infection and 704 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Out of these, the maximum number of cases were reported from Kerala with 8,516 cases and 28 deaths. Delhi also reported a record number of 6,842 cases and 51 deaths.
Maharashtra also reported 5,505 cases and 300 deaths in the past 24 hours. West Bengal and Karnataka reported over 3,000 cases each. West Bengal reported 55 deaths while Karnataka reported 34 deaths in the past 24 hours.
So far India has reported a total of 83,64,086 cases including 1,24,315 deaths due to COVID-19.